New York State Outlaws Shark Fin Sales – July 1, 2014

This past July 1st, the ban on shark fin soup took into effect in California. Now, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has signed into law the banning of the possession and sale of shark fin:

Shark-Fin-Soup-300x240“New York is the second most populous state to ban the fins, after California, whose ban took effect earlier this month. All told, eight states have bans in effect. There is also international opposition: Last July, officials in China announced a ban on the soup at official banquets. New York’s ban takes effect in July 2014, which should give restaurants and banquet halls enough time to use up their stockpiles of fins, which are dried and bleached for sale.”

New York not only joins California, but also six other states in the ban of the sale of shark fin, including: Illinois, Delaware, Maryland, Hawaii, Oregon and Washington.

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I'm a Taiwanese-American and was born & raised in Western Massachusetts, went to college in upstate New York, worked in Connecticut, went to grad school in North Carolina and then moved out to the Bay Area in 1999 and have been living here ever since - love the weather and almost everything about the area (except the high cost of housing...)
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